What does building mean?

Definitions for building
ˈbɪl dɪŋbuild·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word building.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. building, edificenoun

    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

    "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

  2. construction, buildingnoun

    the act of constructing something

    "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

  3. construction, buildingnoun

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

  4. buildingnoun

    the occupants of a building

    "the entire building complained about the noise"

Wiktionary

  1. buildingnoun

    The act or process of building.

    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.

  2. buildingnoun

    A closed structure with walls and a roof.

    My sister lives in that apartment building.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buildingnoun

    A fabrick; an edifice.

    Etymology: from build.

    Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife’s attire,
    Have cost a mass of publick treasury. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    View not this spire by measure giv’n
    To buildings rais’d by common hands:
    That fabrick rises high as heav’n,
    Whose basis on devotion stands. Matthew Prior.

    Among the great variety of ancient coins which I saw at Rome, I could not but take particular notice of such as relate to any of the buildings or statues that are still extant. Addison.

Wikipedia

  1. Building

    A building, or edifice, is an enclosed structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory (although there's also portable buildings). Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, prestige, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures. Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful). Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings and other structures.

ChatGPT

  1. building

    A building is a structure or edifice that is constructed to provide shelter, support various activities, or serve as a permanent or temporary dwelling for individuals, businesses, or organizations. It is typically designed and built with walls, floors, and a roof, and may consist of separate rooms or open spaces. Buildings can vary widely in terms of their purpose, size, design, materials used, and architectural style. They serve as important elements of human civilization, providing spaces for living, working, recreating, and conducting various activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Building

    of Build

  2. Buildingnoun

    the act of constructing, erecting, or establishing

  3. Buildingnoun

    the art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture

  4. Buildingnoun

    that which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc

Wikidata

  1. Building

    In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the term building refers to one of the following: ⁕Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or ⁕An act of construction In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified. Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat and the outside. Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. building

    The work of constructing ships, as distinguished from naval architecture, which may rather be considered as the art or theory of delineating ships on a plane. The pieces by which this complicated machine is framed, are joined together in various places by scarfing, rabbeting, tenanting, and scoring.

Editors Contribution

  1. building

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The building was open plan and loved by everyone.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #596

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Written Corpus Frequency: #679

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Nouns Frequency: #142

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of building in a Sentence

  1. Zack Thoutt:

    It’s obviously not perfect, it isn’t building a long-term story and the grammar isn’t perfect. But the network is able to learn the basics of the English language and structure of George R.R. Martin’s style on its own.

  2. Geoffrey Zakarian:

    , announced Thursday Geoffrey Zakarian too is dropping out of Trump’s new hotel in Washington, D.C, a day after celebrity chef Jose Andres pulled out of the same project. The recent statements surrounding Mexican immigrants... do not in any way align with my personal core values, in light of this, I am unable to move forward with a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel, slated to open in Washington, D.C.’s Federal Post Office building.

  3. General Manager Wu Song:

    In the rapid growth of Chinese car market in the last four years, we were laying a foundation, building our core competitive strengths, for example in R&D, manufacturing, quality and efficiency controls and sales, under the new economic normal, this is the GS brand's high growth opportunity.

  4. Ambassador McKinley:

    Frankly, to see the emerging information on the engagement of our missions to procure negative political information for domestic purposes, combined with the failure I saw in the building to provide support for our professional cadre in a particularly trying time, I think the combination was a pretty good reason to decide, enough, that I had, I had no longer a useful role to play.

  5. Kim Jong Il:

    In the seething period of the effort for building a thriving country last year, we took the resolute measure of removing the factionalists.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for building

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  • gebouAfrikaans
  • دار, بِنَايَةٌ, مَبنى, بناءArabic
  • bina, tikmə, tikinti, inşaatAzerbaijani
  • дом, буды́нак, будаўні́цтваBelarusian
  • дом, изгра́ждане, къ̀ща, граде́ж, зда́ние, сгра́да, строи́телство, постро́йкаBulgarian
  • ভবনBengali
  • ཁང་པTibetan Standard
  • construcció, edificiCatalan, Valencian
  • stavba, budování, dům, výstavba, budovaCzech
  • adeilad, adeiladuWelsh
  • bygning, byggeri, opførelseDanish
  • Bau, Bauen, GebäudeGerman
  • κτίριο, κτίσμα, οικοδομή, δόμησηGreek
  • konstruado, konstruaĵoEsperanto
  • edificación, construcción, edificioSpanish
  • ehitama, hooneEstonian
  • eraikin, eraikinaBasque
  • ساختمون, بنا, ساختمان, عمارتPersian
  • rakennus, rakentaminen, rakennustaitoFinnish
  • bâtiment, immeuble, construction, édificeFrench
  • foirgneamhIrish
  • togalach, togailScottish Gaelic
  • edificioGalician
  • મકાનGujarati
  • בניין, בנייהHebrew
  • निर्माण, इमारत, भवनHindi
  • batiman, bildingHaitian Creole
  • épület, felépítés, építés, építkezésHungarian
  • շենք, շինարարությունArmenian
  • konstruksi, pembangunan, bangunan, gedungIndonesian
  • edificoIdo
  • byggingIcelandic
  • costruzione, edificazione, palazzo, edificioItalian
  • ビルディング, 建築, 建設, 建造, ビル, 建物Japanese
  • შენება, შენობაGeorgian
  • үй, ғимаратKazakh
  • អាគារKhmer
  • 建設, 건물, 建物, 건설, 빌딩Korean
  • بیناکردن, بیناKurdish
  • куруу, конструкциялоо, үй, чогултуу, салуу, жасоо, имарат, курулуш, кураштыруу, тургузуу, конструкция, көтөрүүKyrgyz
  • constructio, aedificiumLatin
  • GebaiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຕຶກ, ການກໍ່ສ້າງLao
  • pastatas, statyba, statinysLithuanian
  • celšana, ēka, celtne, būvēšanaLatvian
  • и́зградба, дом, ку́ќа, зда́ние, згра́даMacedonian
  • барьсан зүйл, барилгаMongolian
  • pembinaan, pembangunan, bangunanMalay
  • biniMaltese
  • တိုက်အိမ်Burmese
  • भवनNepali
  • bouwen, bouw, gebouwDutch
  • konstruere, bygge, bygningNorwegian
  • dom, budować, budynek, budowaPolish
  • جوړول, ماڼۍPashto, Pushto
  • edificação, prédio, edifício, construçãoPortuguese
  • construire, clădire, edificiu, edificareRomanian
  • зда́ние, дом, стро́йка, строе́ние, констру́кция, строи́тельство, постро́йкаRussian
  • भवन, निर्माणSanskrit
  • dȍm, згра̏да, zgrȁda, kȕća, izgrádnja, зда́ње, гра́дња, grádnja, ку̏ћа, изгра́дња, до̏м, zdánjeSerbo-Croatian
  • stavba, dom, budovaSlovak
  • hiša, stavba, zgradba, gradnjaSlovene
  • ndërtesaAlbanian
  • bygge, hus, byggnad, byggande, byggnation, byggnadsverksamhetSwedish
  • jengo, jengaSwahili
  • கட்டிடம்Tamil
  • భవంతి, కట్టడము, కట్టుబడిTelugu
  • бино, иморатTajik
  • อาคาร, ตึกThai
  • ymarat, binaTurkmen
  • gusaliTagalog
  • inşa, inşaat, binaTurkish
  • дім, спору́да, буди́нок, будівни́цтвоUkrainian
  • تعمیر, بھون, عمارتUrdu
  • qirilish, binoUzbek
  • toà nhàVietnamese
  • bum, bumot, bumam, bumotilem, bumotem, bumotilVolapük
  • 建造Chinese

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